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The Michael King Writers Centre is Aotearoa New Zealand’s national writers’ facility and literary centre. We support New Zealand writers and promote the development of high-quality New Zealand writing.
We have a programme of supported residencies for New Zealand writers and offer low-cost accommodation for visiting writers.  The centre is hosting 21 supported writers’ residencies in 2019. To date over seventy New Zealand writers have held residencies since it opened in 2005. We welcome and encourage applications from both emerging and established writers from throughout Aotearoa.
The centre is based in the historic Signalman’s House on the slopes of Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland.

Writers in Residence 2019